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John Thresher

John Thresher

Board Certified Construction Attorney

John J. Thresher, Esquire was born and raised in Tampa, Florida and has deep roots in the community. He was admitted to practice law in Florida in April 2001. Following in his father’s footsteps, he received a top score on The Florida Bar exam and was invited to speak on behalf of the 2001 inductees at the Swearing-in Ceremony at the Second District Court of Appeal in Lakeland, Florida.

John became the second attorney at the firm board certified by the Florida Bar in Construction Law in July 2009. John Thresher clerked for the Law Firm of Joseph G. Thresher, P.A. for three years before joining the firm as an associate in December 2000. During those years, John Thresher’s experience included work in construction, design and contract surety.

Since being admitted to the bar, John has limited his practice to matters involving construction and surety law. He has significant experience in lien foreclosure actions, payment and performance bond claims, indemnity actions, construction defect matters, and scheduling/delay issues. He has actively participated in preparing complex jury cases for trial and has handled multiple arbitrations from institution through final hearing. He has experience in all aspects of civil litigation including drafting pleadings, motions, and discovery, taking depositions, oral argument, mediation and drafting appeals.

Education

He earned his undergraduate BA in Business and Finance from Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida in 1998, where he was a four year scholarship athlete in baseball.  John was a Member of the NCAA Athletic Advisory Committee, an Academic All-American Southern Region for Baseball, a Member of the 1995 National Championship Baseball Team and the Florida Southern Baseball Team Captain in 1998. 

Following undergraduate school, Mr. Thresher attended and graduated from Stetson University College of Law, where he was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa honor society and Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity.

Bar Admissions

John Thresher is a member of the American Bar Association; The Florida Bar, and Hillsborough County Bar Association. 

Publications

John Thresher has authored seminar materials on design and construction law issues, liens, surety bonds, contract drafting, and alternative dispute resolution.  John Thresher has spoken at, and remains an active speaker for, various Lorman Education Services seminars related to Construction Law.